A carpet brings a new life to your own room and house. You need to make sure that it appears as great as you imagined it. It will be ineffective to purchase a superior quality carpet and save money on its fitting. A well-fitted carpet stays for a lifetime. You need to always make an estimation of the expenditures to avoid over-stretching yourself.
A professional carpet fitting business should come first to your house and provide you with a quote so that you get a clear understanding of just how much it costs. Don’t go for marketing approaches like padding free and so on.
Always remember the total price of the function is what matters rather than these small provides.
Once you have received a quote from the carpet fitting company, make sure it offers services such as:
- cleaning the space,
- taking away the carpeting,
- eliminating the wastes.
Try to find acceptable alternatives for fitting the carpet, which could contain tacked down and stick down fitting. To avoid wasting your money when picking a rug for a little room, choose one with less width.
Whenever your carpet is fitted, check it carefully and make sure you’re pleased with the outcome. Search for lifted edges, if you’re not fulfilled, ask the fitter about your own concern.
How to Measure a Room for Carpet
- Firstly, clear the room of all furniture, valuable and rubbish that needs to be out of the way. You should have easy access to all walls and points of entry for the smoothest carpet measuring possible, so if it’s easiest move everything into the centre of the room – or out of it altogether if you can.
- Now you are ready to start! Begin by measuring the complete length and width of the room, allowing for a 5cm overlap each way – as the final purchased carpet will inevitably be fitted under any metal threshold plates that are fitted around the perimeter of the room. Measure at the widest point possible if you can, just so you’re sure you buy the right roll of carpet; if the room is less than 4m wide then you will only need a 4m roll, and so on.
- You can now multiply the length of the room by the width to get the surface area (in metres squared) of the room, which should help you to find the correct size carpet during your shopping and/or browsing for new carpet or use our carpet calculator.
- If you want to save a bit of money, or fancy gaining a more accurate estimation of exactly how much carpet you will need, you can also measure all of the areas in the room beyond the normal ‘square’ shaped surface area. That might include fireplace, alcoves, bay windows or even steps or stairs – basically any oddly-positioned space that might accidentally go unaccounted for in the more basic carpet measurements. In this case carpet tiles can be a good option as well.
- Once you have calculated the surface areas for each of these respective cut-outs, you can add up a final total for a complete surface area of your chosen room. If you then multiply the cost of the carpet (per metres squared) by the size of the room, you can work out exactly how much you’ll be spending on new carpet too!
- At this point you also need to account for any extras in your budget, such as underlay or threshold plates that will pin the carpet into place.
- Finally, make the most of your organisational skills to get the most accurate made-to-measure carpet possible. Use plans, drawings and lists to test and re-test your initial measurements, and when you’re happy with the final figure come up with a budget that carefully stipulate exactly how much you have to spend.
How to Measure Carpet for Stairs
- Firstly, clear the area and remove the existing carpet, including all tacks and pins stuck in the wooden floorboards. Use pliers or a screwdriver if you’re struggling to pull them out manually, but be carefully not to splinter the wood as you go. Hoover the area thoroughly when you’re finished.
- Now it’s time to figure out the amount of material you need. The easiest measuring method is to measure the length of a single tread (including the inside step and down step), shaped at a right angle, and then multiply the figure by the number of stairs you have or use our carpet calculator.
- Now you have to decide if you want a stretched carpet or a ‘runner’ design. Remember to allow for an inch either side if you want the carpet to cover all of the stairs, as this will allow you to stretch it right under the floorboards and pin it tightly in place. The size of a runner can be measured by subtracting the appropriate width you want left ‘blank’ either side of the step – leaving you with a single width in the middle.
- You might also have to measure your hallway or landing if you want the same type of carpet to run through the entire area – just find the typical volume area (length x width) of the entire area to make sure you purchase enough material.
- If you have a curved stairway, measuring for carpet can also be a little trickier than usual; you will need to measure from the widest point of a tread to guarantee all the chosen space will be covered – you can then trim what’s left with a craft knife later! Now you are ready to discover exactly how to lay carpet on stairs…